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Pittsburgh Casino Construction Resumes on North Shore

August 20th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Construction workers should be back to work on the North Shore of Pittsburgh casino by the time you are reading this post. Holdings Acquisition, headed by billionaire Chicago businessman Neil Bluhm, closed on the financing for the purchase of 75% of the Majestic Star Casino in Pittsburgh after construction stopped on the project in June […]

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Tags: casino · Commercial Real Estate · Hill District · North Shore · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

Optimism in Casino Development

May 31st, 2007 · No Comments

Deep within the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  coverage of the approval of the casino master plan was the statement that PITG Gaming spokesman Bob Oltmanns was not, in the words of the Post-Gazette, “expecting major modifications or controversies at the project development stage.” [emphasis added]. Based on events so far, I wouldn’t put any money behind that statement.

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North Shore Pittsburgh traffic concerns

April 17th, 2007 · 14 Comments

There was an editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (not written by the Post-Gazette) a while back about the difficulties of development in Pittsburgh.  When I read it, I thought the author was wrong.  I think I may now have to apologize. There is an article today in the Post-Gazette that the attorney for the Science Center, the new casino’s neighbor, “may” […]

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Which Pittsburgh development will finish first?

January 23rd, 2007 · 18 Comments

The Pittsburgh Business Times is hosting an online poll to find out which long awaited project Pittsburgh residents believe will be completed first.  Choices are: 1. Mon-Fayette Expressway 2. New Arena for Penguins 3. North Shore Connector 4. Don Barden’s North Shore Casino  The results right now are overwhelmingly in favor of one project, but they really […]

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Tags: casino · Commercial Real Estate · Federal North · Fifth Forbes · Penguins · Pittsburgh · Real Estate

North Shore activity

December 28th, 2006 · 12 Comments

Just days after the announcement that the new Pittsburgh casino will be located on the North Shore, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed the North Shore another victory. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported today that the URA was vindicated in its efforts to seize an adult theater on the North Side by eminent domain nearly ten years ago; it […]

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Tags: casino · Federal North · Neighborhoods · North Shore · Pittsburgh · URA

Pittsburgh casino location selected; controversy follows

December 21st, 2006 · 6 Comments

24 hours after the announcement that there will be slots gambling on the North Shore of Pittsburgh and there are already 24 blog entries from this controversial and unexpected decision. I am most concerned about the Steelers comment that they might attempt to block the casino location through legal action.  That move would likely hamper efforts to use money from the new […]

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Pittsburgh development rolls dice tomorrow

December 19th, 2006 · 9 Comments

Tomorrow, one of three potential casino owners will be given an early christmas present when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board names the winner of the slots license slated for Pittsburgh.  Debated (and protested) for the last year, the decision has become more controversial lately because of the decision by Canadian businessman Jim Balsillie to back […]

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Hill District meeting about slots casino tonight

November 15th, 2006 · 6 Comments

With the time for selection of Pittsburgh’s casino license drawing closer and the opening of the first casino in the state near Wilkes-Barre, there is a meeting tonight for residents of the Hill District to express their thoughts on the plans for the Isle of Capri casino.  The meeting is scheduled for 6 PM.  Details can be found […]

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